Wearing a black silk hat, Al looked and promptly replied: "Hello, Paul." The speaker was Maj. Gen. Paul Bernard Malone. "How are you, Paul. I haven't seen you since 1903. Wasn't it in City Hall Park?" It was.
Paul had been honor man in Al's class at St. James Parochial School. "He got," recalled Al, "100 percent in everything except deportment and that doesn't count."
"Good Luck," said Paul.
"Come down," said Al, "to Washington after the fourth and I'll give you an easy job."
The Brown Derby in his silk hat was thus with some levity taking leave of a crowd which was...